Approximately 4,500 pounds of produce each year
Address: 1300 Crestline Avenue
Location: Behind the building, adjacent to the outdoor community space
CMHA Employee Garden
In 2016, CMHA employees began planting and harvesting produce on their lunch breaks in one of the two hoop houses located at the CMHA Administrative Headquarters. Employees donate 70% of the harvested produce to CMHA residents. Employees also earn points toward the CMHA Wellness Program through their participation with the garden.
Green Team Sites
Ohio City Farm
In 2010, CMHA, with community partners, decided to develop an unused plot of land behind the Riverview Tower building into one of the largest urban farms in the country.
Years later, the six-acre farm has proven to be a neighborhood icon and a beacon of local food and sustainability.
CMHA residents through the Green Team farm 8,000 sq. ft. of the garden. Residents also receive 50% off all produce sold at the farm stand. The farm stand also honors additional assistance programs such as Produce Perks and The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. The farm partners also bring the farmers market into the building once per month for an event that includes a cooking demonstration to teach residents how to prepare the seasonal crops.